About Us

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The Department of Illumination was founded in 2013 by a group of artists in Prince Edward County, Ontario, who came together to create the Firelight Lantern Festival. This annual celebration has grown to become one of the most beloved cultural events in the County. In 2019 we expanded our work with ICE BOX: Art in the Heart of Winter, showing our love for our community by continuing to create magical arts experiences that are accessible to all. That same year, we became an incorporated not-for-profit organization: The Department of Illumination Artistic Company.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Ryan Henderson, Dave Ullrich, Emily Cowan